The Union Ministry of Civil Aviation is planning to initiate fresh recruitment process to major designations in the Air India Express, the low cost arm of the Air India, following the employees’ hesitation to shift to Kochi. Shifting of the airline’s headquarters to Kochi from Mumbai can be completed only if key positions are filled.
A scheme under which employees can opt a transfer to Kochi was announced a few months ago for which there was a lukewarm response. Only as few air hostesses expressed interest in it. “This has prompted us to think of initiating fresh recruitment,” Minister of State for Civil Aviation K C Venugopal said.
In December 2012, it was announced that the headquarters of the airline would be shifted to Kochi from January, 2013, onwards.